Senior Accounts Payable Manager

  • Location

    Battersea, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £43000 - £48000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

Senior Accounts Payable Manager required to join a leading property firm in South West London.

The successful candidate will have solid experience within property/construction and have already managed a team before.

The candidate will be responsible to lead a divisional team of 8, comprising of 2 Accounts Payable Managers and their respective teams.

They will ensure timely payments of invoices through the Purchase Ledger and Subcontractor functions along with ensuring that a professional service is provided to the business and external parties such as suppliers and subcontractors.


  • Ensure the workflow of all documentation through the purchase ledger / subcontractor ledger is carried out in line with company procedures.
  • To provide a secondary point of contact with all creditors who may have queries regarding outstanding invoices, or staff/ non staff expenses
  • Ensure correct coding of invoices
  • Liaising with suppliers and staff
  • Review of BACS payment runs & bank transfers
  • Ensure correct treatment of Vat & CIS tax
  • Take responsibility of cyclical supplier statement reconciliations and/or assisting with any discrepancies
  • Review of Supplier Audit report and standing data amendments
  • Ensure the department is covered for holidays or sickness of staff
  • Responsible for Aged Creditor Report & key site metrics/KPIs
  • Investigate older balances/update queries
  • Responsible for training all relevant staff on purchase order process & subcontractor payment process
  • Ownership of Accounts Payable processes & forms/templates to be consistent across the entire team & kept up to date
  • Responsible for prompt resolution of any legal letters/court summons received from suppliers
  • Support Finance Controller and Finance Director as required


  • Previous managerial experience within an accounts payable function - essential
  • Property/construction sector experience - essential
  • Industry relevant knowledge of VAT and CIS
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Confidant personality with strong communication skills
  • Builds and maintains good relationships with customers and colleagues by adopting the most appropriate approach to deal with people and situations
  • Is accurate, pays attention to detail and ensures tasks are completed on time
  • Takes appropriate action before being asked and actively finds solutions to problems
  • Displays good judgement ability
  • Motivated to initiate and persist toward a chosen objective or to grow within role/career

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